This elegant, four-star art deco hotel has a spectacular setting overlooking one of the finest beaches in Devon - a three-mile stretch of smooth sand offering safe paddling and bathing, and exhilarating surfing. The bedrooms are not only stylish and relaxing, comfortable, with large, sumptuous beds with multiple pillows and fluffy towels, plenty of space and a generous supply of tea, coffee and biscuits. For an extra touch of romance, Deluxe Seaview Rooms also have bathrobes, flowers, chocolates and preferential seating in the dining room. Families travelling together can consider the Family Suites, where a Sea View room interconnects with a Twin Inland Facing Room. The main restaurant boasts the original 1930s chandeliers and beautiful views over the beach. Head Chef Jamie Coleman sources the finest ingredients from local Devon producers from Exmoor beef to Lundy lobsters to create AA Rosette-winning cuisine. In fine weather, the party moves outside to the Alfresco Terrace with outside grill. Or why not dine outside in their alfresco Seafood Restaurant? Another informal dining option is Sands on the Beach, situated a stone’s throw from the Atlantic and perfect for light bites any time of day, as well as a lovely place to enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun set. Another spot to while away the time is spa with outdoor and indoor swimming pools, gym, aromatherapy sauna and an array of facial and body treatments to promote health and wellbeing. Saunton Sands Hotel is extra family friendly with fully staffed playrooms, children’s tea, babysitting services and a host of indoor and outdoor children’s activities for all ages, so it’s also possible to enjoy some alone time. For golfers, the nearby Saunton Golf Course has been ranked 61 in Golf World’s 100 Best Courses. Walkers can not only enjoy the coastal trail, but also the extraordinary 1500 acre dunescape of Braunton Burrows, which stretches just outside the hotel.
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